The SSH Tectia client/server solution allows the administrator to modify the configuration settings, and to add various rules that control the operations of the SSH Tectia products and the secured connections. Both Windows and Unix versions have the same configuration file format in local configurations.
The administrator can view and edit the configurations either in XML format (with a text editor such as Emacs, vi, or an XML editor) or through a graphical user interface (GUI). On Windows, SSH Tectia Client and ConnectSecure have an additional File Transfer GUI for handling secure file transfers.
The SSH Tectia client/server solution can also be placed under control of SSH Tectia Manager. Then the SSH Tectia products are managed centrally, and configuration sets can be created and stored on Management Server. Hosts running SSH Tectia Client, ConnectSecure, and Server can be arranged in host groups, and the configurations can be deployed jointly to all hosts in a group.
When the SSH Tectia products are managed centrally through SSH Tectia Manager, SSH Tectia Server and Connection Broker configuration GUIs restrict local configurations, which eliminates the possibility of unintentional user modifications through GUI.
There are different graphical user interfaces (GUI) available for the SSH Tectia client/server solution products:
Terminal GUI for Secure Shell operations on SSH Tectia Client and ConnectSecure
SSH Tectia Configuration GUI for handling the Connection Broker configuration on SSH Tectia Client and ConnectSecure (and SSH Tectia MFT Events) on Linux and Windows platforms. The available functions in the GUI vary slightly on Linux and Windows.
SSH Tectia Server Configuration GUI for the server on Windows platform
SSH Tectia Client and ConnectSecure use the same terminal window which offers several ways to open secure connections and to access the SSH Tectia services. See Figure 4.4.
SSH Tectia Client, ConnectSecure, and SSH Tectia MFT Events use the Connection Broker configurations which can be made through the SSH Tectia Configuration GUI; see Figure 4.5.
SSH Tectia Server can be configured through the SSH Tectia Server Configuration GUI; see Figure 4.6.